The Northern Mariana Islands' economy benefits substantially from financial assistance from the US. The tourist industry employs approximately a quarter of the work force and accounts for roughly one-fourth of GDP. As a share of total arrivals, the number of Japanese tourists has dropped recently to less than half, while Korean visitors account for roughly one-third. Annual tourist arrivals have remained below 400,000 since 2007. Other services such as trade are also important to the local economy. The small agriculture sector is made up of cattle ranches and small farms producing coconuts, breadfruit, tomatoes, and melons.
Tourism, Banking, Construction, Fishing, Handicrafts, Other Services
Vegetables And Melons, Fruits And Nuts; Ornamental Plants; Livestock, Poultry, Eggs; Fish And Aquaculture Products
CIA, The World factbook